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Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Animal Viewing Hours:  10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

Media Releases

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Woman Found Guilty of Breaching Animal Ownership Ban

On Monday 16 th April, Kambah resident Stephanie Clarke was found guilty of breaching a court-ordered Animal Ownership Ban and was sentenced to 200 hours community service, 12 months good behaviour order and 12-month animal ban commencing from 16 th April 2018. This is the second time that RSPCA ACT Inspectors have brought a breach by Ms Clarke to the attention of the courts. Ms Clarke is well known to the RSPCA ACT Inspectorate with them having had at least ten interactions with the Defendant in the past three years. This is also the first time that an animal ban breach has been successfully

RSPCA ACT Domestic Violence Program - ‘Project SAFE’

RSPCA ACT is calling upon the Canberra public for their help to support our domestic violence program ‘Project SAFE’. For over a decade, RSPCA ACT has been helping victims of domestic violence fleeing unsafe home situations by providing emergency boarding to their beloved pets. We have been providing this service at no cost as we recognise the financial and emotional strain that comes from leaving a domestic violence situation. Furthermore, we are also concerned that if the pet does not leave a violent household, it too could become the victim of domestic violence. Unfortunately, the longer

Dog Lovers Unite! RSPCA ACT to Attempt 3rd Guinness World Record at Million Paws Walk 2018!

This year we’re attempting to break another Guinness World Record by having the largest gathering of people dressed as dogs! That’s right! This time it’s not just all about the dogs; it's also about those that love dogs and of course, the willingness to dress up like one! The current record is set at 439 people and is held by an organisation in the United Kingdom. With Canberra’s help, we’re confident we can beat the Brits! Interested participants just need to register before the 30 th April to join in on the record. On the day you will need to wear: All participants must be dressed in a full

CEO Tammy Ven Dange to Depart RSPCA ACT on 30 June

It is with great respect that RSPCA ACT is announcing the formal resignation of CEO Tammy Ven Dange with her time in the leadership positioning ending 30th June 2018. After four years at the helm, Ms Ven Dange has decided to move on to her next adventure. “I have to say that the last four years have been some of the hardest and most rewarding times that I have had in my career. My passion for the mission and the animals in our care has not diminished in any way, but I feel that it is a good time for both the organisation to seek new leadership and for me to move on to other challenges. I will

Why Chocolate & Your Dog Don't Mix

It's Easter and time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While chocolate is delightfully delicious and we wish we could share the experience with our beloved pet; it’s important to remember that chocolate can be poisonous and even life-threatening to animals. While some people may argue that they’ve given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it’s vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent upon the dosage and size of the animal. Chocolate contains the compound T heobromine that can affect the central nervous system. For their health and

UPDATE: Additional CCTV Camera Helps RSPCA ACT Inspectors

Yesterday, RSPCA ACT Inspectors called on the public for information regarding an injured dog that was abandoned in Fyshwick on the morning of Monday 29th January 2018. Additional CCTV footage and witnesses have provided further information on the female Border Collie found in the cubby house. RSPCA ACT Inspectors are still asking for anyone who was in the vicinity of Canberra Outlet Centre in Fyshwick on Iron Knob St, between 12am - 9 am Monday 29 th January, to come forward to assist with the investigation. Inspectors have good reason to believe that there may have been witnesses in the area

RSPCA ACT Inspectors Asking the Public for Information

RSPCA ACT Inspectors are calling on the public for information regarding an injured dog that was abandoned in Fyshwick on the morning of Monday 29th January 2018. The female, black and white Border Collie* approximately aged 1 ½ - 2 years was found locked in a cubby house at the Stirato Bakery Café at 9 am. The bakery and other nearby businesses have been fully cooperating with the investigation, and not considered to have prior knowledge of the dog or her owners at this time. The Border Collie was taken to a veterinary clinic by a concerned member of the public and presented underweight and

Are you ‘Ready to Go’?

RSPCA ACT is launching a FREE pet emergency preparation kit called ‘Ready to Go’! Emergencies can strike suddenly and without warning. And with various studies showing that over 60% of Australians owning pets, it’s important to think about what you would do with your furry, feathery and/or scaly family members in emergency situations too. Do you have a plan if you had to evacuate with your pet with little notice? Evacuating your pets is more difficult than just tossing them into the car. Do you have leads, food/water bowls, medical records, medication, microchip numbers, etc? Do you have an